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Piers Morgan ‘bans’ ministers from GMB after Dominic Cummings scandal



Piers Morgan has banned government ministers from Good Morning Britain (Picture: ITV)

Piers Morgan has ‘banned all cabinet ministers’ from appearing on Good Morning Britain after accusations were raised against Dominic Cummings breaking lockdown rules.

Cummings was accused of flouting restrictions twice to drive 250 miles to visit his parents in Durham.

Several cabinet ministers defended Cummings over the accusations, before the second trip was un-earthed this evening.

Now, taking to Twitter, Morgan insisted that ‘due to today’s developments, I am regretfully forced to ban all cabinet ministers from appearing on Good Morning Britain.

‘Only exceptions will be those who didn’t publicly support Cummings breaching lockdown.’

Cummings is accused of breaking lockdown rules twice (Picture: AFP)

Both of the special advisers’ trips were made before Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the first steps towards easing the lockdown.

Cummings returned to work in Downing Street on April 14 after suffering with coronavirus symptoms, but was then spotted near his parents house in Durham on April 19.

Downing Street insisted he ‘stayed put’ on his parent’s farm on his first visit. But 70-year-old retired chemistry teacher said he saw Cummings and his family walking along the River Tees in Barnard Castle on April 12 – 30 miles from the home.

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Morgan has been a staunch critic of the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, and recently slammed a move to ban MPs from appearing on GMB, calling it ‘a slippery slope to a totalitarian state.’

The former journalist even halted the programme last week to watch a BBC Breakfast interview with Therese Coffey.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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